Grateful Dead: Death As A Passport To Celebrity

A scholar is now making the case that "the modern obsession with celebrity" started with an 18th century interest in obituaries » 11/06/08 4:30pm 11/06/08 4:30pm. If by "obsession" she means "morbid curiosity" and by "celebrity," "notoriety," than maybe. Either way, it's clear that we've always had a sick fascination with other people's antics — and their…